The Springbok currently serves this oxtail in red curry with Yorkshire pudding.
The Springbok currently serves this oxtail in red curry with Yorkshire pudding.
Photo courtesy of Jack Thompson

Upcoming Events: Celebrate International Curry Week at The Springbok

The Springbok will celebrate International Curry Week from October 13 until October 17; this event is typically celebrated around the world with special events from participating restaurants. Pete Walker, owner of The Springbok, wants to make International Curry Week an annual event in Houston next year by partnering with Houston restaurants specializing in South African, Asian and Indian cuisines. This year, though, the restaurant will feature a different curry dish each day of the week prepared by chef Seth Greenburg. Monday's special dish will be Chicken Bunny Chow; Tuesday, guests can order Short Rib Curry with tamarind chutney; Wednesday's special will be Antelope Vindaloo with pickled peach chutney; Thursday will feature Wild Boar Curry; and Friday, chef Greenburg will prepare Oxtail in Red Curry.

Head to Kata Robata for a taste of Italian white truffles. Chef Manuba Horiuchi will be using these truffles, known as trifola d'Alba in a variety of dishes at the Japanese restaurant through the end of November (or until the supply ends). One of the featured truffle dishes is the White Alba Truffle Chawanmushi, an unsweetened Japanese egg custard seasoned with soy sauce, dashi and mirin; the dish typically features meat, seafood, mushrooms and ginkgo nuts, and is topped with shaved truffles.

On Sunday, October 19, Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar will host School Yard Throwdown: Brunch Edition, featuring ten brunch courses and brunch cocktails prepared by a variety of chefs and mixologists. David Cordua/Cordua Restaurants and Children at Risk have partnered with local Houston chefs to bring awareness to the Universal School Breakfast Bill that provides breakfast to low-income students. Each of the chefs can only make a brunch dish priced at $1.55 per meal (the same budget per serving schools must use). Participating restaurants include Bernie's Burger Bus, Monarch Bistro at Hotel ZaZa, Nara Sushi & Korean Kitchen, El Big Bad, Roost/Lillo & Ella, Latin Bites, Max's Wine Dive, Uchi, Etoile and Cordua Restaurants; the mixologists will represent Etoile, Cordua Restaurants, 13 Celsius Wine Bar and El Big Bad. Tickets to the event cost $50 and include samples of the ten brunch courses and brunch cocktails; vote on the People's Choice for the best brunch dish and bext cocktail. The judges will decide the Critic's Choice for the food and drink contests.

Russo's New York Coal Fired Italian Kitchen (9403 Katy Freeway) will host a Karbach Beer Dinner on Tuesday, October 21, at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $55 per person and include five courses paired with a Karbach brew. Start with a pear and asiago cheese salad with prosciutto and arugula paired with Weisse Versa, then move on to bruschetta pomodoro paired with Karbachtoberfest. The third course includes pumpkin mascarpone ravioli paired with Mother in Lager. For the final savory course, enjoy osso bucco and grilled asparagus paired with Krunkin Pumpkin. Top it all off with tiramisu paired with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hellfighter.

On Wednesday, October 22, Local Pour will host a Goose Island Beer Dinner from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets cost $45 per person and include a cocktail reception plus a four-course dinner paired with specific brews from Goose Island. Begin the evening with Honkers IPA paired with deviled eggs and baby shrimp. The dinner menu has not been announced, but the courses will be paired with The Ogden, Sophie, The Muddy & 312 Urban Wheat Ale brews. You'll also have the chance to chat with several Goose Island representatives about the brews and brewery.

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